My radio career began at KIEE-FM in Harrisonville, Missouri which later became KCFX in Kansas City. I worked there for four years before landing a position at WTAD and KHQA-TV here in Quincy doing a radio show and play-by-play sports. After doing TV sports for KHQA, I worked for both WTAD and WQCY-FM (99Q). I joined WGEM as Operations Manager and then returned to WTAD as General Manager. In 2001, I joined Y101. I have been fortunate enough to win six Silver Dome Awards from the Illinois Broadcasters Association, including five for best Play-By-Play and one for Best Radio Show Entertainer. I also began the annual Teddy Bear Clinic for Kids at Blessing Hospital in 1989 and am co-founder (1986) of the annual St. Patrick’s Parade. My favorite music is the blues. The New York Yankees, Kansas City Royals, Kansas City Chiefs, and St. Louis Blues are my favorite teams. I played baseball for 24 years and my claim to fame is a double off of Rick Sutcliffe when we both played in Kansas City. Years later, I am still doing what I love.
Big Dog to Officially Retire This Friday!
I will be retiring from my position at Townsquare Media. My retirement will become effective at the end of the day this Friday.
The ‘Operation Renovation’ Revelation is This Thursday
Local vendors will "attack and transform" a Veteran’s home at 1624 Maple and turn it into a "new" home they can enjoy for many years to come!
Burger King Offering $5 Monthly Subscription For Coffee
The battle is on for coffee supremacy and Burger King is right in the middle of it all.
You Can Help Secure a $50,000 FedEx Grant For a Local Small Business
FedEx will be giving one $50,000 grant, and nine other smaller grants to small businesses across the country, and Vaughn wants to be one of the recipients.
How Old Should Your Child Be Before Being Left Home Alone?
What age is a safe age to leave your child alone at home? The answer will vary from family to family.
Want to Play For the Dark River Derby Coalition?
Have you any interest in being a part of this year's Dark River Derby Coalition team? If so now is the time to join the organization.
Have You Ever Heard of ‘Active Shooter’ Insurance?
Boy, if this isn't sadly a sign of the times, employers can now be covered with what is being termed "active shooter" or "active assailant" insurance.
George M. Irwin Student Art Award Nominations Being Accepted
Arts Quincy is requesting nominations for the 2018-19 George M. Irwin Student Art Awards!
Tom Petty Tribute Band to Perform Benefit for Washington Theater
The Quincy Junior High’s Morrison Theater will be one fabulous place to be on Saturday May 4, especially if you like the music of the late Tom Petty.
The Blue Angels & Thunderbird Schedules Have Been Announced
If you are looking for a great and inexpensive family event to attend, make it an air show featuring the Navy Blue Angels or the Air Force Thunderbirds.